Florian LÉON


Florian Léon is currently an independent researcher, and a consultant and a Research Fellow at FERDI.

He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Clermont Auvergne (CERDI) and has just finished his post-doctorate at the University of Luxembourg. 

His research focuses on the business dynamics and finance in Africa. In the continuity of his thesis, he studies recent developments in African financial markets and their implication on access to finance (competition, entry of pan-African banks, increasing interactions between banks and microfinance). He is also interested in the dynamics of firm growth. Specifically, he examines how finance affects firm growth trajectory and how firms behave in a risky world (protection strategy, business resilience following a shock).

His papers have been published in several scientific journals such as Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Financial Stability and Economic Modelling. 

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